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Armstrong to talk about Afghan women's hidden power, April 23

"Silence Is Consent: Lessons from the Women in Afghanistan" is the title of a talk to be presented Wednesday, April 23. Sally Armstrong, human rights activist and author of "Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan," will speak at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Armstrong is the editor-at-large of Chatelaine magazine and a contributing editor at Maclean's magazine. She is the co-producer and host of several documentaries, including "They Fell From the Sky" and "The Daughters of Afghanistan" for the CBC. The recipient of the Amnesty International Media Award in 2000 and in 2002, she has written stories about women in conflict all over the world, also including Bosnia, Somalia and Rwanda.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program in Canadian Studies .

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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